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Out & About from the Peoria Journal-Star for March 31

March 31, 2013 at 06:22 AM

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UPCOMING EVENTS

SWCD fish and/or tree sales

Peoria County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale order deadline is April 10 for all species other than grass carp (that deadline was March 29). (309) 671-7040, ext. 3 or http://peoriacountyswcd.tripod.com/

Knox County Soil & Water Conservation District fish sale order deadline is April 8 for grass carp and April 16 for all other species. (309) 342-5714, ext. 3 or http://knoxcountyswcd.tripod.com/

Woodford County Soil & Water Conservation District fish and tree sale is ongoing. (309) 467-2308, ext. 3.

Tazewell County Soil & Water Conservation District is taking fish sale orders. Fish pick up is April 24 at Ag-Land FS Company on Route 9 and old Route 121. Grass carp must be ordered by April 5; all other species must be ordered by April 19. (309) 346-4462, ext. 3.

Archaeology meeting

April 3 — Illinois Valley Archaeological Society meets 7 p.m. at Dickson Mounds Museum in Lewistown, (309) 547-3721.

Herpetology meeting

April 4 — Central Illinois Herpetological Society meets 7 p.m. at Forest Park Nature Center, (309) 682-6208.

Hunter safety classes

April 5-6 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (dinner, lunch provided). (309) 266-6666.

April 12-13 — Butler Haynes Park in Mapleton, 6-10 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. (309) 697-2929.

April 12-13 — River Valley Sportsman’s Club in Germantown Hills, 6-9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday. (309) 367-4177.

Aug. 9-10 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (dinner, lunch provided). (309) 266-6666.

Sept. 20-21 — Wilmor Sportsman’s Club in Morton, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday (dinner, lunch provided). (309) 266-6666.

Rocky Mountain Elk banquet

April 6 — Prairie State chapter of Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fundraising banquet at Stony Creek Inn in East Peoria. Doors open 5 p.m., dinner 6:30 p.m., live auction 8 p.m. Games, raffles, silent auction. For tickets, call (309) 678-8105.

Fishing volunteers

April 6 — Hooked on Fishing orientation for individuals interested in being volunteers in 2013 season will be at Hooked on Fishing Park, located next to Dixon’s Seafood Shoppe in East Peoria. Hooked on Fishing is not-for-profit organization that provides fishing opportunities for children, senior citizens and special needs groups. More information online at http://www.hookedonfishingpark.org. Questions, call (309) 219-3560 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Gun show

April 6-7 — At Chillicothe Sportsmen’s Club, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

Archery shoots

April 6-7 — Pekin Archers 3D shoot at Pekin Archery Range, registration starts 7 a.m., must be on range by noon. (309) 347-4445.

April 6-7 — Pottstown 3D Range shoot, 7 a.m. to noon. (309) 696-8015.

Pimiteoui Trail Association events

April 13 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead a hike at Sand Ridge State Forest in Manito. Meet 8:30 a.m. at Riverfront Park in Pekin to caravan. (309) 678-3827 or ptahike.org

April 17 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will bicycle River Trail of Illinois from East Peoria to Morton. Meet 5:30 p.m. in parking lot on south side of Bob Michel Bridge, across from Granite City Food & Brewery. (309) 633-1224 or ptahike.org

April 20 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will help with community/trail cleanup on Earth Day. Meet 9 a.m. in Peoria Heights Library rear parking lot. (309) 633-1224 or ptahike.org

May 1 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike on River Trail of Illinois. Meet 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Park South, located behind Jonah’s Seafood in East Peoria. (309) 231-2190 or ptahike.org

May 19 — Pimiteoui Trail Association will lead hike at Jubilee State Park. Meet 2 p.m. at the park’s Bow Wood Glen picnic area. (507) 358-3981 or ptahike.org

Sporting clays shoot

April 20 — Father Eugene Finnell Memorial Sporting Clay Shoot at Oak Ridge Sportsman’s Club in Mackinaw. Registration 12:30 p.m., shoot 1 p.m., social and steak dinner 5:30 p.m. at K of C Hall in Morton. $100 per person. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), (309) 263-6860.

Handgun clinic

April 27 — Introduction to Defensive Handgun Clinic at Chillicothe Sportmen’s Club, $75 or $65 for women, usrifleman.org/events or (573) 768-2450.

Orienteering meet

April 27 — Illinois River Valley Orienteering Club’s Spring Jubilee State Park Rogaine meet, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or http://www.irvoc.org

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